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the legal battle between the president and former adult film star escalated. she filed a lawsuit seeking permission to talk about an allege add fair with mr. trump. his legal team denies the affair and says she needs to follow a nondisclosure agreement. jan crawford has more on this now, jan. >> jeff, the president's personal lawyer actually tried to head off this lawsuit and keep miss daniels from walking. temporary restraining order. and blocked her from filing it. and the white house says that proves the president has prevailed. her lawyer told cbs news moments
ago that those claims are ludicrous. when allegations of an affair a decade ago between the president and former porn star became news earlier this year. >> did you have a sexual relationship with donald trump? >> stormy daniels went on late-night television and said her lips were sealed. >> do you have a nondisclosure agreement? >> do i. >> daniels wants to talk. the lawsuit she says the hush agreement is not binding. because mr. trump never signed it. >> daniels alleged she started an intimate relationship with mr. trump in the summer of 2006 that continues well into into 2007. that would have been shortly after his wife melania gave birr toout their son. flash forward nine years, less than two weeks before the 2016 election, daniels signed the nondisclosure agreement under peggy peterson. taking $130,000 in exchange for her silence. mr. trump's personal attorney, michael cohen, also signed the agreement.
but the lawsuit says mr. trump using the alias david dennison left his signature line blank. for a man who likes his name on all his properties, as a businessman, mr. trump reportedly used pseudonyms to talk to the media or defend his real estate dealings. >> after the story broke, cohen said publicly that mr. trump didn't know about the agreement and he made the payment on his own. >> completely uncredible. >> daniels' lawyer, michael abinati scoffed. >> you would conclude mr. cohen was operating on his own, mr. trump knew nothing about it and the drafted agreement had a place for mr. trump to sign, multiple places. >> cbs news legal analyst, ricky clemen says it is not whether mr. trump knew about the agreement and failed to sign it, the key issue of whether daniels
can tell all is that cohen broke the secrecy. >> sound like you are saying, that is a pretty good argument. >> i think the best argument is that michael cohen talked about it and that therefore the door is open. >> right, jan if attorney cohen compromised the agreement why can't daniels talk to. why does she need to file the lawsuit? >> there is a clause she would have to pay $1 million in damages to a person she said is donald trump. every time she talked. so, i mean it would at least be in her interest to try to get approval from a judge before she says anything. jeff. >> chief legal correspondent, jan crawford. thank you very much on this. >> deadly school shooting in alabama to day. the police say two students were shot during dismissal at huhhman high school in birmingham. one died. other in critical done digs. the shooting may have been accidental. the school was locked down as a precaution. tomorrow, the president will formalize his plan for a 25% tariff on imported steel and 10%
on aluminum. the administration suggested today there may be some exemptions for u.s. allies, including canada and mexico. nancy cordes is following this story tonight. nancy. >> jeff, congressional republicans are making a last ditch attempt tonight to change the president's mind on this issue, ahead of that announcement tomorrow. 107 of them have just sent him a letter expressing "deep concern" about the prospect of broad global tariffs on aluminum and steel warning the move will make u.s. businesses less competitive and u.s. consumers poorer. republican leaders from the speaker on down have been warning the president for days that the kind across the board tariffs he has been talking about could spark a trade war. in fact, just today, eu officials announce they'd might retaliate with penalties on u.s. products ranging from cranberries to peanut butter to orange juice. republicans are urging the president at the very least, to make these tariffs, more narrowly targeted at countries like china, and it appears that the white house is listening because today, for the first time, jeff, they said that countries like mexico and
canada, u.s. al lays essentially might be exempt. >> all right, nancy cordes on capitol hill. >> the president did nearly win pennsylvania in 2016. partly on his prom tice revive the steel industry. michelle miller went to steel country to get tariff planned reaction. >> reporter: wheatland, pennsylvania is home to one of the largest steel pipe makers in north america. zeckleman has more than a dozen plants like this in the u.s. >> there is 275 feel. >> ceo, barry zeckleman plans to add hundreds of jobs in wheat lan and peck up production if trump's 25% tariff on foreign
steel becomes reity. >> steel is the backbone. we can be the backbone again. what we could do is employ a lot more people. we could be proud to walk through these plants, that are, sitting idle right now. >> he is so fired up about the president's trade plan, he pledged to give $1,000 to each of his 2,000 employees, every year, that the tariff stands. >> believe it means job security. >> that is a welcome surprise for karen yanic who is a ma veen operator. >> i truly believe we are going to get a lot of the domestic business back. >> reporter: some workers like mickey jaggers are more cautious. >> gave us host about us, what about the other industry. >> you are worried about a trade war? >> yes. >> five hours away in allentown at american architectural metal manufacturing where they make roof parts. george attia is worried about something else. your fear is?
>> possibly a slowdown in, in work in orders. because of price increases. >> reporter: with less than a dozen employees, low priced steel boosts his come of pane's bottom line. the start to 2018 has been his best on record, sales are up 20%. he says tariffs would force him to pass on higher prices to his customers. >> the prices are going to go up. we're the ones that have to pay for it. manufacturers and end users. every day for a small business we fight for our lives. this is just one more thing that is going to make us, have to go out and fight. >> reporter: now, george attia whom you just saw there is one of 6.5 million workers who depend on industries that buy steel. number of workers who make steel, jeff, roughly, 140,000. >> michelle miller, just back from steel country. thank you very much. who could be behind the poisoning of a former russian spy living in england? >> and later -- ha-ha-ha. ha-ha-ha. >> very strange voices on some of amazon's alexa devices. uh-huh. nobody drinks,
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administration of a nerve of a gent. >> reporter: attempted murder, because the victim, sergei scripal, former russian officer and daughter yulia are still clinging to life after they collapsed in this park. one of the police officers who helped them is also in serious condition. here he is two weeks before the attack. buying groceries. he had done jail time in russia for spying in the 1990s, but came to britain as part of prisoner exchange negotiated with moscow in 2010. >> this modest brick house is where sergei settled when he came to the uk. he wasn't living like a man afraid for his life. in fact he was publicly listed at this address under his own name. so, a soft target who suffered an outrageous attack with a lethal banned chemical agent. the most common are sarin and vx, but they are very difficult to get ahold of and just as
difficult to use. >> liz, obviously a lot of speculation the russians state may be behind this. are there other possibilities? >> absolutely. russian organized crime networks for example, or even, agents, russian agents that, that, he may have outed during his time as a spy, who are now looking for revenge. >> liz palmer, thank you very much. when we come back here tonight. great story. cheers in the halls of stoneman douglas high. thanks to a surprise guest. cle...is a hassle.th a mop and bucket... swiffer wetjet makes cleaning easy. it's safe to use on all finished surfaces, ...trapping dirt and liquid inside the pad. plus, it prevents streaks better than a micro fiber strip mop. for a convenient clean, try swiffer wetjet.
in fort lauderdale, a grand jury indicted the alleged gunman on 17 counts of first degree murder. one for each of the 17 who died. if convicted, 19-year-old, nikolas cruz could face the death penalty. in response to the parkland shootings, the florida legislature approved new gun laws, ban of sales to any one under 21 and allowing some teachers to carry guns. >> surprise visitor brought joy to marjorie stoneman douglas high school today. >> my man! my man! >> the miami heat dwayne wade posed for selfies. joaquin oliver one of 14 killed, was buried in a wade jersey. wade dedicated the rest of the season to him. >> the story which may sound
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now, jamie yuccas, with the play of the week executed by nfl players and their friend. >> dan and eli smoker took a selfie saturday to remember their perfect climb up castle rock in colorado. going down was a different story. for the grandfather and grandson. >> i went down first. and i was climbing down, then i heard what sounded like a shoe slipping. and i turned around to see my grandpa falling and i saw him hit the ground. >> dan fell more than 20 feet. nfl players and brothers christian and max mccaffrey happened to be nearby. christian called 911, good
samaritans kept him alive and eli calm. >> my mind was working at a million miles an hour. i was just thinking, will my grandpa survive this. >> dan did survive. but is being treated for a broken leg, neck, pelvis. nine broken ribs and blood clot on his brain. the players visited the family at the hospital. >> what did that mean to you? >> i can't thank them enough, honestly. >> eli and his dad are more grateful today. the 72-year-old took a breath without machines. and saw his grandson. >> his eyes just lit up. >> a small step in the climb to a full recovery. jamie yuccas, cbs news, los angeles. that is the "overnight news" for this thursday. welcome to the "overnight
welcome to the "overnight news." i'm michelle miller. president trump's plan to impose stiff new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum has set off shock waves within the white house, the republican party, and the financial markets. the first casualty of the tariffs was the president's top economic adviser, gary cohn, he resigned. president trump is expected to officially sign off on the new tariffs at noon today. many in the own party are looking for ways to water down the plan. but, what about the people directly affected? i traveled to pennsylvania to get the view from steel country. >> reporter: wheatland, pennsylvania is home to one of the largest steel pipe makers in north america. zeckleman has more than a dozen
plants like this in the u.s. >> there is 275 feel. >> ceo, barry zeckleman plans to add hundred of jobs in wheatland alone and pick up production if trump's 25% tariff on foreign steel becomes reality. >> steel is the backbone. we can be the backbone again. what we could do is employ a lot more people. we could be proud to walk through these plants, that are, sitting idle right now. >> he is so fired up about the president's trade plan, he pledged to give $1,000 to each of his 2,000 employees, every year, that the tariff stands. >> believe it means job security. >> that is a welcome surprise for karen yanic who is a machine operator. >> i truly believe we are going to get a lot of the domestic business back. >> reporter: some workers like mickey jaggers are more
cautious. >> gave me hope for us, but what about the other industry. >> you are worried about a trade war? >> yes. >> five hours away in allentown at american architectural metal manufacturing where they make roof parts. george attia is worried about something else. your fear is? >> possibly a slowdown in, in work in orders. because of price increases. >> reporter: with less than a dozen employees, low priced steel boosts his company's bottom line. the start to 2018 has been his best on record, sales are up 20%. he says tariffs would force him to pass on higher prices to his customers. >> the prices are going to go up. we're the ones that have to pay for it. manufacturers and end users. every day for a small business
we fight for our lives. this is just one more thing that is going to make us, have to go out and fight. the justice department fired a new salvo in the political battle between the trump administration and california. attorney general jeff sessions traveled to sacramento to unveil a new lawsuit against the golden state, over its policy towards undocumented immigrants. john blackstone reports. >> california, we have a problem. >> attorney general jeff sessions traveled to the heart of the resistance. >> what do we do? >> fight back. >> telling california to back off on immigration. >> california is using every power it has the, powers it doesn't have, to frustrate federal law enforcement. >> the attorney general sessions was inside about california obstructing justice, these protesters were outside obstructing traffic. this protest also attracted counter demonstrators wearing make america great again caps. >> california governor, jerry brown, quickly answered the
challenge. >> you describe this in terms of war with the federal government? today? >> we never had washington come to california and sue the state. and make up lies. >> the justice department lawsuit attempts to block three state laws. one, restricts police from tipping off immigration agents about someone's legal status a nother prevents ice from keeping detainees in local jails. and a third, requires private employers to give notice before cooperating with ice. a flash point for sessions, was oakland mayor libby, tipping off her city about recent immigration raids. >> i believe i was absolutely within my rights to share information. >> here is my message to the mayor, how dare you, how dare you needlessly endanger the lives of our law enforcement officers to promote a radical open borders agenda. >> talking about going to the supreme court. this lawsuit is going to last a lot longer than the trump administration. in london the plot thickens the case of a former russian spy found unconscious with his daughter on a park bench. police believe they were the victims of a nerve agent.
and fingers are again pointing at the kremlin. elizabeth palmer reports. >> in summary this is being treated as a major incident involving attempted murder, by administration of a nerve of a gent. >> reporter: attempted murder, because the victim, sergei scripal, former russian officer and daughter yulia are still clinging to life after they collapsed in this park. in salisbury sunday. one of the police officers who helped them is also in serious condition. here he is two weeks before the attack. buying groceries. he had done jail time in russia for spying in the 1990s, but came to britain as part of prisoner exchange negotiated with moscow in 2010. >> this modest brick house is where sergei settled when he came to the uk. he wasn't living like a man afraid for his life. in fact he was publicly listed at this address under his own name.
so, a soft target who suffered an outrageous attack with a lethal banned chemical agent. the most common are sarin and vx, but they are very difficult to get ahold of and just as difficult to use. a new report shows the america's opioid crisis is getting worse. and 45 states, emergency room visits for opioid overdoses increased by 30% in just one year. dean reynolds looks behind those numbers. >> reporter: according to the cdc, the nation is in the grip of a fast moving epidemic for which there are no easy solutions. illinois is one of the hardest hit states with nearly a 66% increase in suspected opioid overdose visits to the er last year. dr. tom scaletta is a physician in naperville, illinois where they treated 500 opioid dependent patients last year. >> you see the fentanyl and heroin?
>> yep. >> increases in other states are more alarming. wisconsin up 108%. pennsylvania 80%. delaware, almost 105% in suspected overdoses, treated in emergency rooms. the doctor, is acting director of the cdc? >> we saw increases in every geographic region. increases in men, women. increases in all adult age groups. >> according to the cdc, overdoses kill about 5 people every hour across the u.s. >> the potency and toxicity of what is on the street is high right now. we think there probably is not an increase in people using drugs. but there is an increase in the danger associated with a single use.
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this is the cbs "overnight news." president trump's plan to impose stiff tariffs on imported steel and aluminum is threatening a trade war. the european uni-in is planning tariffs of its own. higher price maze spur drinkers to look elsewhere for their whiskey like japan. mo rocca got a taste of what is being distilled in the land of the rising sun. >> the cool air. the crystal waters. the seaside cliffs. the perfect place to make world class whiskey. but this isn't scotland. this is the mica distillery in japan. >> oh, wow. >> that smells like whiskey. >> japanese whiskey came to worldwide attention with 2003s loss in translation.
starring bill murray, as a pitch man for whiskey. >> for relaxing times, make it santori time. >> but experts already knew that whiskey from the land of the rising sun was top shelf. >> santori spirits. >> just this year, santori won four world whiskey awards in london. at the company distillery, the first in japan, the process is age old. from the wash back machines, where malt and barley is mixed with yeast and water. >> it looks like a washing machine. to the copper stills, to the casts. where the whiskey spends years maturing. and finally, i'm happy to report, to the tasting.
>> cheers. >> cheers. yeah, cheers. >> with chief blender, shinzi sakuyo. >> reporter: it's like, alcoholic honey. it is very smooth. >> when you win an award, as big as distiller of the year, the best in the world, does that make you want to get even better? >> it is that drive to refine, says, tokyo based whiskey writer, stephen van eiken helped the jap neetz beat even the scottish in competition. >> the idea that today, what you are doing and what you are making should always be ever so
slightly better than what you were doing yesterday. >> reporter: is that a japanese characteristic, uniquely japanese? >> yes, yes. engrained in the culture this guide of continuous improvement. >> reporter: japan first sipped the water of life, as whiskey is known, in the 1853, commodore math you perry sailed into the harbor. he brought along whiskey as a gift for the emperor. it would be almost 70 years before two men opened a distillery.
years before, takasuri, the son of saki makers traveled to scotland to learn from the masters. he came back with more than samples. >> one of the things that happened he fell in love with a local lass there and brought her back to japan with knowledge of whiskey making. >> in 1933 with the help of his scottish wife, rita he founded japan any other great whiskey, nikka on the northern island of hokito, a place with a climate not unlike scotlands. >> this is a start of a new life. >> reporter: how proud are the japanese of their whiskey heritage? the love story of masataka and rita became a wildly popular soap opera. and with japanese whiskeys wildly in demand, no surprise, some rare ones go for as much as $8,000 a bottle at auction. which is why the next round's on you. flonase relieves sneezing, itchy, watery eyes and a runny nose, plus nasal congestion, which pills don't.
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victim. there was horror offscreen as well. hitchcock she says made her life miserable. >> you can say, me too. >> yes, absolutely. and i did have those me too kinds of situations. oh, yes. in her 2016 autobiography, hedron says the director hounded her for sex and lashed out at her when she refused. >> he said i will ruin your career. >> yes. >> because you. >> because i turned him down. >> why do you think there are biographers, people who have worked with hitchcock say this wasn't the man i knew? >> aren't they lucky. why would they know? why would they have the same relationship that i would have? >> for her, the movie will forever be clouded by what went on behind the scenes. >> do you think that we can
appreciate a ground breaking work of art, each if we know that the man behind it might not be that great of a human being? >> it might be difficult. it might be difficult to separate the fact that there is a great piece of art, boy you don't want to get, be alone in the room with him. you know? >> reporter: so do revelations about someone like hitchcock change the way we think about his legacy? how about kevin spacey? he was scrubbed from his tv and movie roles after apologizing for misconduct with a minor. but does that take his earlier work, like american beauty, unwatchable? >> don't interrupt me, honey. >> and after a torrent of sexual assault allegations, all of which he denied. harvey weinstein won't be at the oscars to night.
but of the films his companies produced and distributed have won 81 academy award. can't remember the titles. there is an easy way to find out. rotten apples is a database that will tell you if anyone connected with a film or tv show has the reportedly been accused of sexual harassment or assault. how about psycho? >> paul wagman and becca nutt are two of the site's creators. >> are you saying don't watch these if there is a rotten apple in them? >> not saying that. here is information for you, for you to decide. >> mrs. bates. >> do you think that is even possible? to separate the art from the artist? >> it's hard for me. >> it's hard for me too. >> you might recognize these two. uzo aduba for her role in orange is the new black. >> you need to be on your way. she don't like talking to you not one bit. >> can we maybe turn down the lights.
>> amber tamblin for her work on this network and many others. both are founding members of times up. >> there are dozen. hundreds of movies that were produced by, directed by or starring someone who is now accused of sexual harassment or sexual assault. what do we do with that ear, how do we view it? >> no film, no tv show, no work of art is, paramount or that genius or more important than, the physical bodies or physical selves that have been harmed in the process of making that work. and i think that really important to remember. when we are thinking about people's legacies who are, who are, very problematic. >> i am less concerned with how and what sort of future they have and how their work gets to survivor not survive. i am more interested in what are we doing to make it right. >> and in some cases, making it right, means shunning certain shows and movies. even if it hurts.
>> are we allowed to mourn those things that, that art that we love, that now is tainted? >> absolutely. i did. >> do you mind sharing specifically what you have mourned? >> mine? mine was -- the cosby show. you know? it's look almost makes me want to cry. the feeling that, you know, that i grew up on that show. i saw myselfen that show. i recognized the power of that show. but i also recognize that as a show was spearhead by an individual who had lasting effects on a number of women. >> of course, history is lit end with examples of artists behaving badly. carivagio, renaissance artist want ford murder. composer, richard wagner, an anti-semite. pablo picasso who called women machines for suffering said to abused wife and girlfriends. villains or not. their art is hard to ignore.
>> so we can separate the art from the artist? >> i think it is humanly possible, yes. i think in some respects it is important. >> this is a transformative moment. >> ted brawn, documentary filmmaker and professor of cinematic ethics at usc says we could reject troublesome art but poorer for it. >> it occurred to me that the american western which is one of our great traditions, mietd be viewed in certain respects, certainly by, native americans in this country. as one long celebration of the extermination of native americans. as such, you would look at it very differently than you would if you weren't aware of that. would you want to remove all westerns from the shelf? i don't think so. i wouldn't want to live in a world where those films were not seen. i couldn't imagine, would be impoverished.
>> i was just plain lucky. >> now 88, tippi hedron who lives on an animal preserve, she founded north of los angeles has quite a legacy of her own. her daughter, oscar nominee, melanie griffith, and her granddaughter, dakota johnson both followed her into the movie business. but she still has mixed feelings about her own time in hollywood. >> can you watch other hitchcock films? >> yes. >> appreciate it. >> entirely different things. >> what do you mean, separating? >> totally separate my, my feelings about him. my thoughts about him. but, he was a very talented man. did incredible things. >> you might say, alfred hitchcock will always have a place in tippi hedron's life. just outside her front door, a miniature of the famous director sits today in an ornate cage, a
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john tyler was the tenth president of the united states. he served just one term and left office in 1845. as it turns out, two of his grandchildren are still alive. how is that possible? chip reid is going to ex-explain it to us. >> 89-year-old is the grandson of john tyler born in 1790. yes, you heard that right. just three generations, president tyler his son lyon tyler and grandson harrison span almost the entire history of the united states.
>> but i am still here. >> we met harrison and his son william at president tyler's virgiia estate. >> when you tell people that you are the great grandson and your father is the grandson of the tenth president of the united states do they find it hard to believe? >> i find it hard to believe. >> i think it has to do with second wives. >> much younger second wives. here is how it happened. john tyler became president in 1841. he had eight children with his first wife who died while he was in office. at 52 he married 22-year-old julia gardner. they had seven children for a total of 15, the most of any president. he was 63 when son lyon tyler was born whose first wife died. lyon had a young second wife. he was 75 when harrison tyler was born. president tyler renovated this house with young julia in mind. >> this was the ballroom. john tyler's wife was 30 years younger. she liked to party. >> liked to party. >> this was designed for the virginia reel.
>> which was all the rage at the time. william says the house is haunted. >> that is the ghost. it is amazing. you can see the curls, coming down. bonnet on top of her head. it is clearly a young girl. no doubt. >> the ghostly image remained even after being painted over. >> president tyler's biggest accomplishment was the annexation of texas but political ambition was not -- does not run in the family. >> you never thought of running for president yourself. >> no. >> you wouldn't want that job? >> no. >> would you want that job? >> no. >> i know better. >> instead of making history they prefer to preserve it. chip reid, cbs news, charles city, virginia. and, that's the "overnight news" for this thursday.
well, the clean up is on, one day after a second nor'easter hits the region and for second time in the week many people are impact by widespread power outages. as we take a live look from our mobile weather watcher the snow emergency in philadelphia had been lifted and many will be hitting the road. today is thursday march 8th good morning i'm jim donovan. i'm rahel solomon. philadelphia school district is running on a two hour delay and many other delays and closures at bottom of the screen but first lets check the forecast, kelce ingram in for katie, and meisha's looking at the roads. >> we have speed restrictions in play but turf say things are not that looking that bad. we have down wires and trees but itul